The Tree Top Ladies’ Golf League has raised over $27,000 for the PA Breast Cancer Coalition since 2015! During the COVID-19 pandemic, this innovative group of women restructured their golf outing to make it safe and enjoyable for participants, all while doubling their profits! Their commitment, creativity and generosity as a Grassroots Partner is the reason we are able to provide crucial programs and support to women battling breast cancer in Pennsylvania.
Tell us about your event.
The Tree Top Ladies’ League was thrilled to coordinate the 2nd Annual Golf ’til You Drop event! Rounds of golf were played at Tree Top Golf Course on the weekend of June 26th – 27th and weekdays during June and July. Participants had the option of golfing solo or forming teams and asking sponsors to fund their efforts. Raffle baskets were on display at the clubhouse for the duration of the event. The Golf ’til You Drop finale will be held on Friday, August 13th, raffle winners will be announced followed by a tailgate dinner and an evening of Glow Golf. All proceeds will benefit the PA Breast Cancer Coalition. Special thank you to Tree Top Golf Course for helping us bring this event to fruition!
How did you reformat this event during the COVID-19 pandemic?
In the past, the Tree Top Ladies’ League organized a traditional golf outing consisting of a shotgun start followed by a luncheon and prizes awarded to the top teams. In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we decided to hold the event in an individual format with participants playing/contributing on their own time. We were pleasantly surprised to find that we raised significantly more funds than ever before with this new format! It was also a more efficient way for our small league to equally distribute the organizational work involved.
Why do you think it’s important to raise money for breast cancer?
We all know someone who is either entering treatment for breast cancer or is a breast cancer survivor. Through this event, we are supporting the efforts of the PA Breast Cancer Coalition and their mission to find a cure. During COVID-19, we all became more aware of our need for connection & support of one another. By supporting the PBCC’s efforts, this is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of women facing breast cancer through education, advocacy and research.
What does our mission, “finding a cure now…so our daughter don’t have to”, mean to you?
The mission of “finding a cure now” resonates deeply with us. We have close friends and family currently battling breast cancer. We are blessed to be living in a time where medical research is making big strides. Hopefully our daughters and granddaughters will not have to endure what the current and past generations of women have.